I wrote this in February 2021
I don’t mind telling you. I am not impressed with this lockdown. In 1.0 I was unemployed and therefore whilst I was anxious about employment, I could at least support the boys with their schooling. In lockdown 2.0 the boys went to school. In lockdown 3.0 I am home, the boys are home, the dog is at home and we even have builders across the back of the house with us.
I am so grateful that it’s happening for us in this house though, rather than the old one. We’d have really struggled with it there!
I feel like there’s so much to say about the lockdown experience and yet in many ways, I also feel that so many other people have covered it – and done a really good job of it.
Just tonight, I saw Hurrah for Gin’s new post entitled ‘Don’t worry babe, you got this’ and someone else asking ‘why does everyone keeps saying that? I haven’t got it and I don’t know what the fuck IT is!’. Succinct, and to the point. And accurate. Disturbingly accurate.
Today was particularly delightful. I tried to phone my two BFF today on the way to work. I was anxious because I had to work from the office – needed reliable wifi to do important training and ours is, to put it politely, patchy. I left my boys and the dog with my Mum (Bubble, natch) and hoofed it down the road. I couldn’t speak to either of them, so I thought I’d listen to the radio. The song was Songbird by Eva Cassidy. My Dad’s favourite – and on today, his birthday of all days.
Ha, I don’t know what happened to that post. Likely that I had to fix dinner or rescue some washing. Anyway. I’m going to publish this and then get on with my next update…